Weekly Connect for Sun, July 12, 2015

We’re Getting Close to Our Goal for a New Parking Lot!
Are you able to fulfill your 25 Years and Beyond pledge early? We are getting closer and closer to our goal of $300,000 to then begin work on the parking lot this fall. The campaign team will give an update during worship this Sun, July 12.

Interested in Membership at Lord of Life?
The next Start Here new membership class is on Sun, Aug 30, from 11:30am-1:30pm. Pastor Matt will share the mission, vision and values of the church and answer your questions. Childcare and lunch are provided. Sign up on the Connection Card. Questions, contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Men, Get in God’s Word on Friday Mornings!
You’re invited to join the Friday morning men’s Bible study at 6:30-8am in the Solid Rock Lodge. Yes, they still meet in the summer months! Just come as you are. If you have a Bible, bring it. If you need one, extra Bibles are provided. For more info contact Don Martens at donmartens@comcast.net.

Help Serve at the Elburn Food Pantry Dinner on Thu, July 30
It’s time again for Lord of Life Church to provide a meal for our community on Thu, Jul 30 from 5-7pm. The main entree will be Pulled Pork sandwiches from Ream’s Meat Market. Please register online or use your Connection Card to provide food items or offer your services. It’s a great way to connect people with Jesus and to serve together. For more info please contact Chris Christopher at (630) 391-8728.

Pick-Up Food for Elburn Food Pantry on Tue, July 28
Every fourth Tuesday of the month we pick up donated food from the Jewel Food Store in Elburn and deliver to the Elburn Food Pantry. We could use a few more helping hands. Our next pick-up is Tues, Jul 28 at 9:15am. Want to help? You can register online or sign-up on your Connection Card. For more info please contact Curt Berg (630) 715-2674.

Serve the Homeless in Our Community
There is a need for more overnight volunteers to be “on call” at the Lazarus House in St. Charles. Last month 50% of the volunteers couldn’t make it. If you could help by being placed on the “on call” list that would help immensely. Requirements are to report in by 9pm and sleep the night. Wake up at 5:30am and leave by 7am. There is an overlap of staff so if the times need to be tweaked, that’s a possibility as well. Please use your Connection Card to let us know you’re interested. We’ll be in touch.

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries in Elburn on Mon, July 20
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Jul 20. We will meet at 6:15pm every third Monday of the month at the shop (112 N. Main St., Elburn) to help sort, organize, and price donations. Sign up on the Connection Card or online. Also, they are in need of Gentle Ease baby formula by Enfamil and/or A.R. Enfamil baby formula. You can drop off unopened cans at the resale shop in Elburn. Contact Amy Blackford for more info at (651) 238-9374 or amy.blackford@gmail.com.

Youth and Family Event at Otter Cove Aquatic Park
All youth (incoming grades 6-12) and their friends and families are invited to meet for some twilight fun at the Otter Cove Aquatic Park in St. Charles on Wed, July 15 from 6-8pm. There is no need to sign up. Just show up. Admission is $5 per person. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Urgent Needs for VBS, Can You Help?
VBS preparations are off to a great start! There are a two urgent needs remaining: one more adult leader for a group of kids and gift cards to Costco for food. If you can help, contact Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

Sign Up for Vacation Bible School
VBS is only two weeks away! Join us this summer from July 20-24 for our “Journey Off the Map” VBS for children preschool (age 3) through grade 5! Each evening a family dinner will start at 5:15pm, followed by the program from 6-8pm. There will even be a class for parents Mon-Wed! Cost for VBS is $25/family. Register in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/vbs. Youth and adults are invited to serve. Below is a list of kitchen and craft supplies needed. Please sign up to serve on the Connection Card or email Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

ŸKetchup 3 bottles
ŸFrench dressing 1 bottle
ŸSyrup 3 large bottles 24 oz
ŸChocolate Chips 2 bags
ŸChocolate syrup 1 bottle
ŸIndividual chip bags 200ct
Teddy Honey Graham 8 boxes
ŸMaraschino Cherries 6 jars
ŸChips ahoy cookies 3 packages
ŸIndividual chip bags 200ct
Pickle relish 2 bottles
Cheerios 2 boxes
ŸMustard 2 bottles
ŸItalian dressing 1 bottle
ŸMini m-n-m’s 3 bags
ŸMini marshmallows 6 bags
ŸCaramel sauce 1 bottle
ŸPretzel twists 3 bags
ŸRanch dressing 2 large bottles
ŸGift cards to Costco
ŸAssorted jello flavors 3oz 24 boxes
ŸKid friendly cereals 12 boxes
ŸPancake mix 2 large bags
ŸPickles sliced 1 large

Support Our July Mission of the Month 
This month highlights Lord of Life’s own Comfort Dog, Chloe. As a trained comfort dog, Chloe interacts with children and adults in our local public schools, IYC prison, Lazarus House, nursing homes, hospitals, events and in disaster response situations. A comfort dog is a friend who brings a calming influence, allowing people to open up their hearts and receive help for what is affecting them. Chloe’s ministry opens a door to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Chloe is part of the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry of Lutheran Church Charities. For more info, please contact Sandi Kessler at sandi.kessler@sbcglobal.net

Can You Help Serve in the Nursery?
There is a need for a nursery volunteer on the third Sunday of the month at the 8:30am service. Training will be provided. If you’re interested in caring for our youngest worshippers and being a part of this fantastic team, please contact Emily Zielke at mrs.zielke@gmail.com.

Sunday School
Living our faith from the inside out, 24/7. Sundays during 10am worship. Check in is located in the lobby.
This Sun, July 12 – The Philistines capture the ark (1 Samuel 5:1-5); The Point – We know God is the only god

AWANA: Registration for 2015/2016 will be on Wed, Aug 26 at 6pm. AWANA will kick off again in the fall on Wed, Sep 9!

Tuesday Play Dates at Parks
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Connect with other families at different area parks on Tuesdays at 10am. Upcoming locations are… Tue, July 14 – Pottawatomie Park in St Charles. If there is a threat of inclement weather, we will not meet. Pick up the full list of dates and locations at the Connect Cart in the lobby. Questions? Contact Emily Varsho at (847) 452-5681 or emily.varsho@gmail.com.

MidWay (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
MORPH: Next season will premiere on Wed, Sep 9.
GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room
This Sun, July 12 – How come I don’t feel like a Christian? (Matthew 13:1-23); The Point – Don’t just hear God’s Word, understand it.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sundays from 6-8pm.
This Sun, July 12 – at Griffin & Harry Krage’s house (42W721 Still Meadows Ln, Elburn) – bring a swimming suit & towel. Check out www.lolchurch.net/highway for updates on summer locations.

If you have any questions about children’s or youth ministry, please contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.